A shot of J & B

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Title: Lou Sylvre

 

Series: Vasque Security: A New Generation

 

Author: Shot of J& B

 

Genre:

Novels Mystery/ Suspense Erotic Romance BDSM

 

Length: 214 pages

 

Publisher: March 16th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press LLC

 

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Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 

Six years ago, Brian Harrison helped save the life of Jackie Vasquez, and he’s never really forgotten him. After the rescue, Brian ended his employment with Jackie’s uncle Luki and left the US for England, aiming to distance himself from the confused feelings—not lust, but not brotherly—that then sixteen-year-old Jackie engendered. Now Jackie has become a man, and when they meet again by chance, lust with a dose of D/s rope kink is definitely on the list of possibilities. As they get to know each other, though, lust shows every sign of growing into love, deep and true.

When Jackie moves to London for graduate studies in criminal psychology, he and Brian hope they’ll be able to enjoy each other’s frequent company. But they haven’t factored in the claim Brian’s police job with Scotland Yard will make on his time, especially when the “Gaslighter crimes” sap investigative resources. An abandoned aide dog named Soldier leads to a breakthrough clue, and a chain of discoveries fall like dominoes. As Brian rushes to beat the criminal’s game before it escalates to true terror, he comes to an undeniable conclusion: Jackie Vasquez, the man he loves, is in mortal danger.

 

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6067

 

Good Reads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24962265-a-shot-of-j-b?ac=1

 

Review:

This is a spinoff of the popular Vasquez security series. A Shot of J&B takes up after book 3. You do not have to have read any of the previous books to enjoy this at all. I will say I am one of the few that hasn’t read the others ( but I will as soon as time permits… even more so now that I had a taste) If you don’t like spoilers and want to read the other books I think you should do so before reading this book. I on the other hand love a bit of spoiler it just makes me want the other book more.

I love the title A Shot of J& B and love when titles are worked into books. This one is spot on! I love the double entendre and how that too is carried on throughout the story. This story has a little of everything from sexy men, new love, new jobs, bondage, D’s, and even some mystery and suspense. You would think this would be too much but it’s a perfect mix of it all and some hot man-sex as well.

So if you are like mystery and suspense, BDSM, new adult, hot sex, or romance…here ya go…all rolled into one!

 

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Today we have Patricia Logan here to  talk to us about writing BDSM and tell us about her new audio release of Silver Ties

What do you find the most difficult when writing BDSM?

For me, it is the balancing of sex scenes within a story. My books all have a plot. I know that seems quite basic but I have read so many BDSM books that have no plot and are just one sex scene (playroom scene) after another. I hate those. When I write a BDSM book, I want the story to be there and have a substance. The sex scenes are still there, and more plentiful than in a vanilla romance, but they need to be there for a purpose… to move the story along to its conclusion.

Secondly, and maybe an even bigger pet peeve of mine when it’s absent, is the book has to have variety. So many BDSM authors are a one note. Spankings and a little bondage may be great if you’re trying to introduce a submissive to the scene but that gets old REALLY quick. I find that I constantly have to work to come up with variety in the playroom scenes. I’ve covered most things in my books from spanking, flogging, paddling, the use of violet wands, dildos, butt plugs, Shibari, sub cages, cock cages and other chastity devices, candle wax, dildo machines, caning, the use of riding crops and other percussion play, and edging. In addition, I’ve used some extreme methods such as fisting, sounds, enemas, and cock and ball torture. Topics I’d like to cover in the future are Vac Racking, fire play, and breath play. I don’t know enough about them to write about them yet, but look forward to that research.

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Author Name: Patricia Logan

 

Audiobook Name: Silver Ties         Audiobook Length: 4 hours, 56 minutes

 

Narrator: Peter B. Brooke

 

Series: Silvers                     Book: 3        Can be read as standalone        (Prequel to ‘Master’s Boys’ series)

 

Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Thriller

 

Publisher: Westburg Publishing

Cover Artist: AJ Corza

 

Release Date: Mid-March, 2015

 

 

 

A serial killer is preying upon gay men in Los Angeles. Detective Cassidy Ryan of the LAPD is out to stop the monster before more mutilated corpses turn up. The victims have one thing in common and it leads back to an infamous online club called DOMZ.com. The website owner, Zachary Teak, is stunningly gorgeous and infuriatingly uncooperative. Having spent years in vice, investigating crimes fueled by pornography, Cassidy hates the Dom on sight.

Zack Teak is a wealthy man and a popular Dom with a long waiting list of subs who beg to lick his boots. The moment he meets the detective, a former Navy SEAL, he is determined to help the handsome, blond hunk explore his own submissive nature but Cassidy is having none of it.

As Cassidy closes in on the killer, he succumbs to Teak’s charms, finding that it’s okay to give up control and let Zack take charge. Join the men as they flush out a killer while trying not to become victims themselves.

 

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Cassidy finally relented, looking side to side to assure that he was alone as he reached down, unzipping his slacks, and pulling out his hard cock. He looked down, noting that he was swollen and red, the circumcised head leaking precome down the length of his shaft as he began to stroke it.

 

“Does it turn you on, Detective? I’d love to do a scene with you, Detective.” Zachary Teak’s sexy voice played in his head as his hand sped faster, pumping him closer and closer to the orgasm which was just out of his reach. Cassidy opened his mouth, panting. He suddenly imagined himself laid over that vault-like device, tied down while Teak fucked him, harder and harder, holding him in the middle of his back with one hand and pulling on his cock with the other. He pictured Teak’s orgasm roaring over him, feeling the man’s dick throb in his well-abused ass, his own cock spilling on the floor beneath them at the same time.

 

With a gasp, Cassidy came, shooting so high, that he hit the steering wheel. Cassidy milked his orgasm, looking down at the mess he was making in the car, praying that he didn’t get any of his spunk on his suit pants.

 

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(You can listen to a sample here, too.)

 

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Meet Patricia:

 

Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.

 

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Early to Rise

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Author Name: V. L. Locey

 Book Name: Early to Rise

 Release Date: April 1, 2015

Pages or Words: 112 pages

 Categories: Erotica, Gay Fiction, Humor, Romance

 Publisher: Torquere Press

Cover Artist: Brandon Clay

 

 

There are few things worse than being left at the altar by the man you thought loved you. Just ask Simon Wilder. He knows all about it. He also knows a thing or two about getting fired. It`s been a rotten week for Simon and making major life decisions during such turmoil may not be the wisest thing Simon has ever done. Or is it?

 

Packing up his clothes, his collection of Tony Orlando CD`s, and his cat, Sambuca, Simon leaves the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia behind and heads out to live on his uncle Tiberius` farm in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Starting over on the farm where he vacationed once as a child is a going to be just what the doctor ordered, as long as that doctor is the good-looking large animal veterinarian, Gentry Martin. Is a sexy country vet the cure for a love-sick city boy?

 

 

Excerpt:

“Welcome to Elderberry Grove. You passing through?” He offered his hand and I shook it. Then I reluctantly released his hand and busied myself with putting my watch back on.

“No, actually I’m going to be moving into–”

A sharp blast on a horn cut me off. Handsome-As-Hell and I both whipped around to find a huge white pig tooting the horn of the old blue Chevy pickup parked beside my Captiva. My mouth literally dropped open.

“Shit. I forgot how she gets when her coffee is late. Nice meeting you!” the man who saved my life grinned. Good thing I had my vehicle behind me or I would have melted like an ice cream cone in August at his flashing white teeth.

Dumbstruck, I watched the man grab a takeout container holding two large cups of coffee off my hood then run to the porker resting her cloven hooves on the steering wheel.

With a grin and a wave, he and his swine friend rattled off down the two-lane in the direction of Elderberry Grove’s booming downtown section. I closed my mouth.

“I get the feeling we’re not in Port Richmond anymore,” I muttered, eyes glued to the departing blue tailgate. Sambuca hissed at me in reply.

 

Sales Links: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4372

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MY Review: Are you looking for a sweet, fun, read that isn’t too long to lift your spirits. This one will do the trick. Simon has been jilted at the altar by his lover of two years. He loses is job and decides to make a clean start on his Uncle Tiberius’ farm. He hasn’t been there since he was a kid and doesn’t realize how different farm life and city life can be till he gets there. Met with a pig that thinks she is a dog, and a farm falling down around them he decides he needs a real job to help his uncle fix things up. Once again he is surprised at the vet’s office when he meets the sexy animal doctor, Gentry Martin.

What more can I say than that this book is so much fun. Riddled with humor, a good storyline, fabulous characters, a bossy pig, a mischievous cat and some hot mansex you can’t go wrong. It is definitely one of those feel good kind of stories when you need a mood lift.

SO if you like short lighthearted stories, Vets, animals, farm life and a happy ending this is for you.

 

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted goofy domestic fowl, and three steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, tsú, and GoodReads.

Where to find the author:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/VL-Locey/124405447678452

Twitter- https://twitter.com/vllocey

Pinterest-http://www.pinterest.com/vllocey/

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5807700.V_L_Locey

My blog- http://thoughtsfromayodelinggoatherder.blogspot.com/

tsú – https://www.tsu.co/vllocey

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25123660-early-to-rise


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Ever the Same

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Book Name: Ever The Same

Series:  Book one

Release Date: February 27, 2015

Author Name: BA Tortuga

Cover Artist: Christy Caughie

Pages or Words: 256 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, M/M Romance, Western/Cowboy

 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

 

Blurb:

Audie Barrack is in it up to his elbows with a sick calf when his son’s school calls. Seems Grainger has gotten into yet another fight. When he walks into the principal’s office, he’s shocked to find his son has been fighting with a little girl named Randi.

A little girl with one blind dad and one dad who recently passed away.

Goddammit.

Dixon has lost his sight, his career, and his husband. Thank God for his brothers, Momma and Daddy, and his little girl, or he would simply give up. The last thing he needs is for Randi to start trouble at school, especially trouble that puts him in contact with another dad who might expect him to be a functional human being.

Dixon is struggling to live as a blind man, Audie is terrified someone might see he has a closet to come out of, and everyone from the school to both men’s families is worried for the men and their children. Unless they get themselves together and commit to change, neither of them stands a chance.

You can add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24738279-ever-the-same?ac=1

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You can find my review here:

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A little more Ever the Same:

“It’s not like him to pick on someone who’s having a hard time.”

“Of course it’s not. Randi’s the one that’s the vicious little bitch, right?”

Damn, Mr. Snooty could snap.

“Dixon!”

“What? She’s had a shit life for the last year. She lost one of her dads, she had to leave Austin and her friends and her school, and suddenly she’s the fucking bad guy?”

“Hey, I never said my boy was perfect,” Audie said, snarling a little himself. “He’s managed to get to six without trying to kill anyone, though, so this is new. Back off.”

“Enough. No one is saying either of these children are bad. Randi has a huge number of hurdles to overcome, and Grainger is a shy little boy with a tendency to follow the crowd. Neither of these children have mothers at home, and I was hoping we could brainstorm some ways to help Randi feel included with the others.”

This was ridiculous. It wasn’t his fucking job to make sure this asshole’s little brat felt like she didn’t need to punch his son anymore.

“That’s her teacher’s job, Shannon.” Audie was through with this shit. “I’ll tell my boy to stay away from her. Can we go now?”

“Yes. Yes, of course. Mr. White….”

“I’ll talk to her. If it happens again, I’ll… shit, I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ll make it up as I go along.” The guy stood, and his mom handed him a cane. A white cane.

Oh, Jesus fucking Christ. Seriously? Seriously, Grainger picked the kid with a blind dad and a dead….

Wait.

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“No worries.” She winked at him. “She’s not a bad girl. She’s had some terrible things in the last year.”

“And for some reason, she’s targeting Grainger. Has he spoken about Randi at all?” Dr. Shields was trying, he could tell.

“No, ma’am. He’s not said a word.” He snuck another look at the dad. This guy was a piece of work. “It’s not like him to pick on someone who’s having a hard time.”

“Of course it’s not. Randi’s the one that’s the vicious little bitch, right?”

Damn, Mr. Snooty could snap.

“Dixon!”

“What? She’s had a shit life for the last year. She lost one of her dads, she had to leave Austin and her friends and her school, and suddenly she’s the fucking bad guy?”

“Hey, I never said my boy was perfect,” Audie said, snarling a little himself. “He’s managed to get to six without trying to kill anyone, though, so this is new. Back off.”

 

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Meet B.A.:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has headed to the high desert mountains. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery ménages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.

 

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Edge of Hope

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Hello Everyone! Today I have the honor of  sharing a special occasion with the awesome Alina Popescu and her debut novel Edge of Hope’s first anniversary.  Congratulations Alina! Is there anything  you would like to share today?

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Alina: A Year Later… Things Are Pretty Much the Same (In a Good Way)

It’s been one year since my debut novel has been released. Well, almost, I still have about two weeks to go, but you catch my drift. To say it’s been a rollercoaster would be an understatement. To say I’d been prepared for it would be a lie. Nothing prepares you for the reality of having your book out there. The elation of getting your first review, and then more of them, the first sale, the first time you say it to someone when they ask what you’ve been up to. Nope, did not imagine it would be like this in a million years.

Now, a year later, I’d like to say I am older and wiser. Really, not much has changed. I am where I was a year ago in certain ways: still nervous about every review, still going crazy before every release, still fangirling over other books and their authors just as much as I did before. I have more friends now, readers, writers, reviewers, fans, and that’s the biggest change to date. That and how much more confident I am when I say I am a writer.

What else has not changed? Well, I am still writing the Bad Blood books :D Book two might come out soon, but someone has to finish writing the third book in the series! And I am generally still writing, more and more every month. Each time I hear someone say they love a story of mine, I want to write ten more. I also want to pack everything and run on an almost daily basis, but that’s a secret, don’t tell anyone!

Since the release of The Edge of Hope, I have been asked if I am a vampire (or people have made comments about me being one because I am Romanian). All in good fun, but I still get disappointed I don’t get super speed and sexy fangs over night! Anthony, Louis, and all other characters in my universe stubbornly cling to their fictional status and refuse to turn me.

What makes me the happiest though is the fact that I still love books and writing with the same unyielding passion. See, deep down, that is what drives readers and authors alike, a love of books and storytelling. It’s what connects us and what makes the worlds in our heads so much more brilliant. I love sharing that passion with everyone I’ve met since the release of The Edge of Hope and even before that. Aren’t we the best ever for sailing across the sea of books we want to read? I think we are, and just because we all love never-ending TBRs, I’m going to keep on writing :D

Cathy : I am so glad you are or I may have to come to Romania to get more Bad Blood.

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Everyone she loved betrayed her. She felt lost and broken. Getting away from the pain and embracing a new path, Alexa decided to leave her old life behind and chase a long forgotten dream in Malta. There she met a gorgeous man, bearing the scent of fresh love. He led her to a new city to explore, Amsterdam. Is the tall, dark, and delicious man a dream come true or just a risky gamble?

 

Alexa chose hope and new beginnings over fear and warning signs only to be brutally dragged into a world she never really thought existed. Vampires, their feuds, and her future held tightly in their hands.

Trapped in a mysterious world, Alexa gives love chance after chance. Following her quest of self-discovery in a blood bound world, will she survive the journey?

 

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Title: Edge of Hope

Series: Bad Bloods Book 1

 Author: Alina Popescu

 Genre: Contemporary, Vampires, Paranormal  Mystery/suspense. thriller

 Length: 275 pages

 Publisher: April 3rd 2014 by Alina Popescu

 Heat Level: Low 

 Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 

 Blurb: Everyone she loved betrayed her. She felt lost and broken. Getting away from the pain and embracing a new path, Alexa decided to leave her old life behind and chase a long forgotten dream in Malta. There she met a gorgeous man, bearing the scent of fresh love. He led her to a new city to explore, Amsterdam. Is the tall, dark, and delicious man a dream come true or just a risky gamble?
Alexa chose hope and new beginnings over fear and warning signs only to be brutally dragged into a world she never really thought existed. Vampires, their feuds, and her future held tightly in their hands.

Trapped in a mysterious world, Alexa gives love chance after chance. Following her quest of self-discovery in a blood bound world, will she survive the journey?

Review: Edge of hope isn’t your ordinary Vampire book. If you are looking for sexy loving vampires that are like knights in shining armour, a story full of explicit,  sweet sex, and a woman that is weak and whiny, you have the wrong book. But if you want something different, where vampires bite, the sex is hot  but well written and mostly off the page yet sexy as hell,and a very surprising turn of events, then this is for you.

I loved  the European setting, the vampire names being different yet easy to read. I liked Alexa. I liked that she was damaged and trusting but a fighter. The story was relatable and makes you think the vampires could easily live among us. I really liked the twist at the end.  The only thing I didn’t like was… nope.. can’t think of a thing except that the next one isn’t ready so I can see what is next.

 

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Find outm ore: http://alina-popescu.com/badblood

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 Meet Alina

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and even won awards in local competitions. She has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm, which explains her deep love for vampires and is also to blame for this trilogy.

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Coming Soon: The Breaking of Bonds, Bad Blood #2

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The Breaking of Bonds, book 2 of the Bad Blood Trilogy will be released on May 28th, 2015

A human sacrifice has forced vampires, trueborn and baseborn alike, into an escalating conflict with one side pushing for revenge, the other for freedom. The hunt for Anthony and Louis is the trueborns’ main objective, driven by Hesrah’s desire to get even with the two baseborns and avenge her best friend, Alexa. The baseborns are rattled and divided between rallying around the rebels and obeying the rules imposed by Ankhsis.

What emerges from the portal from Earth to Ankhsis in the middle of the turmoil rocking both worlds is more dead than alive. Not human and not baseborn. Certainly not trueborn. This new being will either damn them all or be their race’s most powerful weapon. Will they trust it not to destroy them, or will Ankhsis decide putting it down is the only solution?

In the end, who is guilty? Who will pay? Will anyone survive its wrath?

Moment of Truth

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Title: Moment of Truth (Book 2 of the Moments In Time Series)

Author: Karen Stivali

Length:  33.000 words / 140 pages (novella)

Genre: New Adult, contemporary romance, gay romance, M/M

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Collin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he’s living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant and, for the first time since he and Tanner got together, they can publicly be known as boyfriends. Being “out” takes some getting used to, but with the help of new and old friends, Collin is happier than he ever imagined. And more in love. But newfound freedom brings unexpected challenges, and when friends get flirty, old insecurities arise. Moments of doubt and jealousy threaten their happiness, and Collin and Tanner must confront the truth or risk losing it all.

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About the author

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. Her lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.

When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don’t hesitate to contact/follow/like her at:

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E-mail: karenstivali@gmail.com

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Moment of Impact

Outside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who’d disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner’s not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.

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Paper Doll

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Title: PAPER DOLL

Series: Jana Lane mystery 1

 Author: JOE COSENTINO

Genre: mystery/romance

 Length: 253 pages

 Meows/heat level:    Purrs: ♥♥♥♥♥

 

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Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. Now a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and mother of two living in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York, Jana’s flashbacks from her past turn into murder attempts in her present.

The local suspects include Jana’s down-on-his-luck husband with a dislike for living off the fruits of his wife’s young labor, Jana’s sister and male friend (who both have eyes for Jana’s husband), Jana’s show business father, her deranged loyal fan, and Jana’s young Guy Friday who covets her fame and shares an uncanny resemblance to Jana.

Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana visits the California movie studio she once called home. This sends her on a whirlwind of visits with former and current movie studio personnel. It also leads to a romance with the son of her old producer—Rocco Cavoto—the devilishly handsome filmmaker who is planning Jana’s comeback both professionally and personally. With Rocco’s help, Jana uncovers a web of secrets about everyone she loves, including the person who destroyed her past and threatens to snuff out her future.

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MY REVIEW

4 purrrs

Jana Lane has been out of Hollywood for 20 years since a breakdown that left a whole in her memory. Now 20 years later she is having nightmares bringing up bits and pieces. There is a lot going on in this book. New characters are introduced constantly and you can’t help but say ooo they are the one each time.I will admit there were a few times I wanted to put down the book but am so glad I kept on reading.  the action keeps building and the twists and turns at the end were astounding. I was in awe  when  the attacker and why was finally revealed. If you like mystery, suspense, drama and psychological thrillers  I think you will enjoy this book!

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Meet the author

  Joe Cosentino

:Joe Cosentino is the author of An Infatuation (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll, the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press-releasing this summer), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Porcelain Doll (the second Jana Lane mystery) and Drama Muscle (the second Nicky and Noah mystery).

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Hello everyone and welcome to the rainbow tour bus. Today’s stop is with the lovely, talented Susan Mac Nicol. Hi Susan and thank you for joining us today to answer a few questions.

Do you need to have read the first book to understand this one or does it stand alone?

I don’t believe you have to read book one to understand what’s going on in Sight and Sinners. Sure, as in any series, it would be better to read book one as you’ll get to meet the grouchy Gideon and feisty red haired Eddie, and catch the first glimpses of wild child Taylor, but I think the story holds together on its own. There are a few back references to events in Love You Senseless but I hope I delivered them in such a way that they make sense. I don’t believe in writing cliff hangers and like my stories to end for the guys with a HFN or HEA so the reader feels fulfilled at the sight of the very last word. It can be quite a challenge J

How did you come up with the title for this book?

Ah, well, Taylor has the Sight and I think the word ‘Sinner’ could apply to a few people in this book. Taylor has a lot of guilt at the fact he was carrying on with a supposedly ‘straight’ married man. Draven has a habit of sticking his dick where it shouldn’t go. The villain of the story sinned when he/she did what he/she did (well I don’t want to give away , do I so I have to hedge my bets this way) and sinned, so I thought that with all this sinning going on in this book, the word fitted in the title. Of course, every time Taylor and Draven get into bed they are ‘sinfully’ delicious, so that could apply too…*grins* these two do tend to get a little carried away.

How is the weather where you are living?

Oh, now you’ve done it. Don’t ask a Brit what the weather, it’s like we can wax lyrical and complain about it for ever…

One of our newspapers, The Telegraph even did a couple of articles about it J

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/6214281/Why-Brits-always-talk-about-the-weather.html

Actually, as I look out the office at my day job in Newmarket, Suffolk, into the car park outside, at the moment it’s sunny, dry and looking rather pleasant. It’s only 9 degrees Celsius (48 Fahrenheit for you), but for this time of year, it’s not too bloody bad. We’ve been very lucky so far and missed the snow and Spring is on its way…..

Do you like the snow or warm sunny areas better?

Are you sure you’re not British? You seem to love talking about the weather J J J

I’m an equal opportunity weatherholic. The one thing I love about England is the constantly changing seasons, the extremes we get in even just one day, ranging from sun to snow to rain. I love the snow as long as I’m home enjoying it with a cup of hot chocolate and wrapped up warmly, but not when I have to drive or train to work. I love the summer; although we don’t get very high temperatures, our summer temp is about 21-25 degrees Celsius on a great day, it works for me. South Africa was always hot and dry with temperatures up in the late twenties and early thirties, with thunderstorms in the afternoon. That was good too, but I love the green fields of the UK as opposed to the brown heat of Africa.

Funny you ask me that. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Britain. I love the cool rainy weather and the castles etc. I think perhaps I was British sometime in the past.

Will there be more books on these characters?

What are you working on now?

Eddie, Gideon, Taylor and Draven will all feature in future books in the series, cameo appearances, but you’ll meet them again. At the moment I’m writing Leslie’s story in the 3rd book in the series, titled ‘Suit Yourself’. Leslie is a beautiful, heel wearing, diva emotional and totally fashionable young man. He’s just met the man of his dreams (literally, he used to fantasize about this guy who is an ex porn star) and poor Oliver is about to get the Awesome Power of Leslie aimed at him until he won’t know what’s hit him.

I’m also writing a rather epic story which will take me back to my emotional, angst driven and violent side in ‘Living On Air’. This book is going to take a while to write and I even get to tour with a circus as part of the research. That makes me a very happy bunny .

 Ooh I can’t wait for Leslie’s story. He is one of my favorites in this series! Now here is more about Sight And Sinners.

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Book Name: Sight and Sinners

 

Series: The Men of London   Book  2 (can be read as standalone)

 

Release Date: February 23, 2015

 

Author Name: Susan Mac Nicol

 

Publisher: Borough’s Publishing Group

 

Cover Artist: Art Department of Borough’s Publishing Group

 

Pages or Words: 66,000 words

Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Mystery

 

 

You can see Susan’s work at www.BoroughsPublishingGroup.com

THE MEN OF LONDON
From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.

SEEING THROUGH…

28-year-old Draven Samuels has a tragic past, but as an investigator with a high-profile London company he now gets what he wants. Tough, sarcastic, and sceptical, he has no patience for lies and even less for people who waste his time. Even if they’re as beautiful as the wild and dark-haired Taylor Abelard. Especially when they’re talking over the body of a murder victim.

THE DARKNESS

Psychic Taylor Abelard is used to people calling him a freak. He can see past events and feel the ghostly vibrations of people close to him who’ve passed on. It’s why he doesn’t get too close to the living. But this time, against his better judgment, despite Draven’s mocking rejoinders, Taylor will get closer than ever before. The mystery surrounding a dead friend will lead the two men down a dark and seedy trail of blackmail and lies. Add in the heartbreak of a family tragedy, and events lead them straight into each other’s arms. By the end of this night, all their demons will have risen—and been banished with the dawn.

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Meet Susan:

Susan Mac Nicol is a self-confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…

She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason.  She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.

Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots.

In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.

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 EXCERPT – SIGHT AND SINNERS

The man Taylor was blowing definitely didn’t know how the hell to keep quiet. Taylor’s lips were wrapped around his dick, while above him a man stood, panting and moaning, turning the air blue with his curses. Taylor stopped what he was doing, causing the blowjob recipient to groan in dismay, and glared at the sweaty face above him.

“For Christ’s sake, Georgie, can you stop it with the fucking porn noises?” He glanced around him nervously. “This is where I work, damn it, and if anyone hears you they’ll come outside to see what all the fuss is about.”

Georgie’s wide eyes cast a quick glance around the deserted alleyway behind ‘Music Mayhem’ where Taylor was employed, then looked down at Taylor kneeling between his legs.

“Sorry, mate, it’s just that you’re so damn good at this and it’s been a while.”

 

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Inclination

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Hello everyone! Today’s stop we sit down for a chat with the awesome Mia Kerick and a book that is a bit different… Inclination.

How did you come up with this title?

The working title for Inclination was His Way, as the love interest of the main character, Anthony Del Vecchio, started a youth group at his worship center of this name. I also thought that his way is the way in which these very vulnerable teenagers who are so devoted to God want to live. The problem is, some of them have a bit of trouble figuring out just what God’s way is.

 

I decided to change the title because I wanted the book to have more mainstream appeal. I believe that some readers automatically dismiss a book where religion is at the center of the conflict because they fear they will not be able to relate to a highly religious character. However, I view this conflict as a primary one, every bit as pertinent to the young adult experience (and human experience) as conflicts with romantic love, physical disability, and social acceptance, which are common topics for YA books. In addition, I wanted a mainstream appeal because it is important that a wide body of readers recognize the emotional challenge LGBT teens endure as they search for how they fit in with God and with organized religion.

 

When I studied the documents that Anthony was faced with when he did his late night online search for the position of the Catholic Church on homosexuality, as well as what he was confronted with by his youth group, the term inclination popped up a lot. In The Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, it says, “Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil; and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.” By definition, inclination means “a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way”, so I thought that this would be an excellent title for the story. Anthony has the most natural of tendencies to be attracted to males; this is his inclination. It is neither good nor bad, but it is simply the way he feels. And his natural urges, or his inclination, are labeled as a “tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil” and “an objective disorder” by the church he belongs to.

 

Anthony needs to accept his inclination, and put it in a place where he can deal with it in regard to his relationship with God. This challenge forms the conflict of the novel and is the reason I named the story Inclination.

 

Is there a lesson you would like readers to gain from this book?

I am not sure I want readers to learn a lesson, oh, okay…I’ll admit it… I DO want readers to learn something… to gain something from having read Inclination. (It is not a crime for a writer to have an agenda!!) My greatest hope is that readers who are enduring the same conflict as Anthony will see that there are different ways to interpret scripture that seems to condemn homosexual behavior. I hope that they will look more critically at Biblical passages relating to this topic and ask themselves what was God’s true intention in these words. I hope that Inclination may open readers’ eyes to what I believe is the ultimate and very simple goal of Christianity, which is love. Many may say I have oversimplified this, but I disagree.

Here is a selection from The Triumph of Nature’s God in my Life by former Catholic Priest and current Deist, Ray Fontaine, Ph.D.

 

“When asked, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest, the first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” On that occasion, he repeated the ancient golden rule: “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.”

          On the eve of his death, while expressing his last wishes to his apostles, he said: “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love. And this is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

          Jesus reduced his revelation of God to one word: love. Humans understand what love is and they know how to love. As Jesus said, with love humans worship God and fulfill his wishes. Love suffices and without it, nothing else matters. How very simple!”

 

I fully agree with Dr. Fontaine, and in this simplicity there is perfection.

 

So yes, Inclination has a message, and it is that Christianity is all about love.

 

How is the weather where you live?

White. Everything is white. And cold. It’s like someone turned on a snowmaking machine over New Hampshire in mid-January and every time I want to go somewhere in my car, he pulls a lever and releases a huge pile of white stuff. There is a major ski area in my town; the people there think the weather is great. I want to visit my mother in Massachusetts; I think the weather is quite inconvenient.

 

What is your favorite part of winter?

I will admit to occasionally enjoying the “snowed in feeling”, as it forces the pace of life to slow down life for my entire family.  So when I have nowhere I need to go, my kids are all home, and as long as the power doesn’t go out, I like a snowy day.

Will there be more of these characters? What are you working on now?

I am not one to plan a series. I write a book, publish it, and see what the reader response is. For example, Us Three was a stand-alone book, until the readers asked me for more. And with the cooperation of Dreamspinner Press, it turned into a series called The One Voice Series. Here Without You is the New Adult Book Two in the series. So, I am honestly not sure if the future holds more Anthony Del Vecchio and David Gandy. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Right now I am very busy. I had a mid-January release of my first YA lesbian romance and first self-published novel, Come To My Window, and I am currently promoting it. I have a mid-February release of Here Without You, the New Adult sequel to YA Us Three. I am also promoting this book, which is being published by Dreamspinner Press.  And as you know, I am in the process of promoting Inclination, my work of YA LGBT Christian fiction, which has been published by the Young Adult imprint of an energetic new publisher, CoolDudes Publishing. In addition, I have a novel about a gender fluid boy’s attempts to get another boy to fall in love with him in submission.

As far as writing goes, I have three books on my mind. One is the third book in The One Voice Series, another New Adult novel. I already have a gorgeous cover photo that Dreamspinner Press purchased from the amazing Dan Skinner. The lighting in the photograph is so unique that it has already inspired some aspects of the story, including a title! I have two more YA novels on my mind, as well, one a LGBT heart breaker and one an LGBT comedy.

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Book Name: Inclination

Release Date: February 25, 2015

Author Name: Mia Kerick

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Christian, Spiritual

 

Publisher: Cool Dudes Publishing

Cover Artist: Louis C. Harris

Pages or Words: 70,000 words

 

Sixteen-year-old Anthony Duck-Young Del Vecchio is a nice Catholic boy with a very big problem. It’s not the challenge of fitting in as the lone adopted South Korean in a close-knit family of Italian-Americans.  Nor is it being the one introverted son in a family jam-packed with gregarious daughters. Anthony’s problem is far more serious—he is the only gay kid in Our Way, his church’s youth group. As a high school junior, Anthony has finally come to accept his sexual orientation, but he struggles to determine if a gay man can live as a faithful Christian. And as he faces his dilemma, there are complications. After confiding his gayness to his intolerant adult youth group leader, he’s asked to find a new organization with which to worship. He’s beaten up in the church parking lot by a fanatical teen. His former best pal bullies him in the locker room. His Catholic friends even stage an intervention to lead him back to the “right path.” Meanwhile, Anthony develops romantic feelings for David Gandy, an emo, out and proud junior at his high school, who seems to have all the answers about how someone can be gay and Christian, too.

Will Anthony be able to balance his family, friends and new feelings for David with his changing beliefs about his faith so he can live a satisfying life and not risk his soul in the process?

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A little more Inclination:

I’ll pass on the Kool-Aid, thank you

 

It sounds like a joke, but it’s all true. Every student who volunteers his or her time on a weekly basis at an animal shelter, a hospital, or a home for the elderly receives a free lunch on the last Monday of the month, putting to rest the veracity (got that word on the last SAT practice test I took at my desk in my bedroom the other day) of the old idiom, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  And as I spend every Sunday afternoon patting and playing with cats at the Centerton Humane Society, I qualify. If nothing else, it gives Mom a day off from making me lunch.

“It was so disgusting.”

I drop down into my usual seat in the cafeteria beside Laz, my tray with the bowl of free macaroni and cheese, a slice of bread, and milk, sliding onto the lunch table in front of me. “The mac and cheese?” I ask. “Last time I had it the stuff wasn’t too bad.” It’s not one of Mom’s gourmet lunches, but it gets the job done.

“No, Anthony.” Emma Gillis rolls her eyes and swallows her bite of free mac and cheese she earned by reading classics to the elderly on Saturday mornings at the New Horizons Elderly Center. She gulps in a breath and informs me with her usual haughtiness, “I was telling everybody about these two old men I read to last Saturday who think they are some kind of couple. They actually kissed each other.” She fake-gags.

“I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw that!”

For my own personal reasons, I gasp, while everybody else snickers.

“Those old dudes must be losing it, as in, they could have Alzheimer’s or something, and they forgot that dudes belong with ladies, not other dudes.” I glance over at Lazarus, who abruptly stops babbling to suck down the first of three cartons of chocolate milk. “But seriously, that’s messed up.” Laz wrinkles his nose in distaste and runs his hands through his shaggy dark hair, before moving on to carton number two.

I’m basically frozen, my hand still hovering over the slice of wheat bread on the corner of my tray, my mouth hanging open. I might even be drooling.

“It’s not their fault, Emma.” Elizabeth-the-devout always takes the case of the underdog. It’s how she’s wired. “They’re just sick in their minds.” She sends Emma a you-ought-to-be-ashamed-of yourself sort of frown. “We, as Catholics, are called to compassion.”

Everyday single day at lunch since freshman year, I’ve sat with the kids from the Our Way youth group. In fact, the other kids in my grade have long referred to our lunch table as “Our Way to Survive Cafeteria Food”, which somewhere along the line got shortened to the “OWSCF Table”, which eventually morphed into “awe-scoff”. I have always felt safe and secure sitting at the awe-scoff table. These are the kids I’ve prayed with three times a week at Our Way, and the ones who I was confirmed with in ninth grade. I’ve collected toys for the poor with these kids—in fact, for three years running we’ve made sure that no child in Wedgewood missed out on having a small stack of Christmas gifts, and that brings about some major bonding. We’ve shared weekends camping in the Maine woods, singing and holding hands and sometimes crying when the Spirit moved us.

This is my safe spot at school, like my tiny room is my alone spot at home.

“If you ask me, all fags deserve to die for going against Christ and everything that’s natural. They should be forced to drink poison Kool-Aid, like those cultists had to do down in Jonestown…’member that?” Is that Rinaldo Vera who just suggested mass murder as the “final solution” to the gay problem?

Sweet, passive Rinaldo—the gentle giant. Um, not so much.

“I saw a TV movie called the Jonestown Massacre.”

“I caught that too…those people were warped.”

The conversation drifts away from the vileness of homosexuality, toward the disturbing personal stories of the few survivors of the Jim Jones Cult Kool-Aid Massacre. But I’ve heard more than enough, in terms of stuff that pertains to me.

Feeling as if I’m going to lose what little lunch I ate, I jump up off my chair and race toward the boys’ room in the hall near the cafeteria.

Maybe there really is no such thing as a free lunch.

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You can read my review here:  https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/inclination-by-mia-kerick-blog-tour-guest-post-excerpt-review-giveaway/

 

 

Meet Mia:

 

Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty-two years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

 

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young people and their relationships, and she believes that physical intimacy has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink Press, Cool Dudes, and CreateSpace for providing her with alternate places to stash her stories.

 

Mia is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights, especially marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

 

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Book Name: Black and Blue Love: A Lesbian Novel

Author Name: Judy Folger

Publisher: Judy Folger

Cover Artist: Judy Folger

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Lesbian Romance, Lesbian Domestic Violence, Lesbian Abuse

 

Pages or Words: 40,000

 

After Kallie Moran’s husband, Aaron, is killed in Iraq, Kallie asks her law firm to transfer her back to her home town so she can be close to her mother.

When her request is granted, she realizes that closeness to her mother also means closeness to her mother’s dreadful sister, Bessie Benson.

Bessie is loud and crass, and her sons make a lifestyle of rotating in and out of the county jail. The only Benson that Kallie has ever been able to tolerate is her cousin, Andi. Andi, too, once dreamed of getting out of Brookville, but unlike Kallie, she never quite made it.

Now an out lesbian, Andi drags her intimidated partner, Della, to local bars and out-of-control family affairs. Della seems so miserable that Kallie finds herself reaching out to this beautiful, fragile-looking woman who just doesn’t seem to belong among the Bensons.

As Kallie and Della become friends, Kallie witnesses the verbal and emotional abuse Andi heaps on Della. Then comes the terrible night when Andi is no longer able to confine herself to words and slams Della to the ground, permanently scarring her face.

Della flees to Kallie for protection. In relative safety, she struggles to face the fact that she is a victim of lesbian domestic violence. She is also falling hard for Kallie, her rescuer.

Kallie, meanwhile, is keeping some secrets of her own. She wants to be with Della as much as Della wants to be with her, but she is afraid to embark on her first lesbian relationship.

Their love blossoms when Kallie risks her life to save Della from another of Andi’s vicious attacks. But it doesn’t take Andi long to realize she’s been betrayed. Furious, drunk, and carrying her father’s hand gun, she vows that this time she will REALLY make Della and Kallie pay.

 

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A little more Black and Blue:

Della leaned into Kallie so that their bodies were pressed close together. Kallie finally did what she had been wanting to do since the day she met Della. She reached up and tangled her fingers in that glorious, unruly hair. She had expected Della’s hair to be coarse, but it was soft and warm in her hands.

 

Then Della’s hands found her breases, and Kallie remembered where they were and what they were doing. It took every ounce of willpower that she’d ever possessed, but she withdrew from Della, backing into the wall at the end of the step. “We shouldn’t do this,” she said in a voice so hoarse with passion she scarcely recognized it.

 

Della’s green eyes reflected hurt and confusion. “Why not?”

 

“Because you’re my cousin’s partner.”

 

Della nodded sadly. “You’re right. I’m sorry. I’ll go.”

 

Kallie tried to think of something to say that would ease things between the two of them, but no words came to her mind. All she could do was watch as Della walked out the door.

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Meet Judy:

A proud member of the lesbian community, Judy wrote her first book after she retired and hasn’t looked back since. Her books tell the stories of women in love who fight to overcome real-life problems. Judy was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Wichita but now lives in Merriam, Kansas. She has a son who also writes and a daughter-in-law who does paranormal investigations.

 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judy.folger.7?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Judy_Folger

 

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